Smash! Magnavox! Spectacle! Videocracy!


Erik Gandini is, inter alia, a filmmaker. You may remember him from such films as The Boatjacking of Supership 79, Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms! and Surplus: terrorized into being consumers.

Erik has a new film: Videocracy. The subject of the film is billionaire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (1936–), popularly known as ‘The Corrupt Knight’, a man as clever and talented as he is rich.

In 2009, “In a videocracy the key to power is the image”, apparently.

In 1967, a cheese-eating surrender monkey named Guy Debord wrote that “The spectacle is not a collection of images; it is a social relation between people that is mediated by images”.

Smash the Magnavox!

See also : Dylan Lewis : NOT AN ANNOYING PERSON (August 10, 2009) | Nando’s! Tits! Arse! ¡Pollo! (July 21, 2009) | The World (of G20) According To Paola Totaro (April 11, 2009) | evil : italy (October 1, 2008) | The Guardian. G8. Genoa. (July 20, 2008) | Remembering Nicola Tommasoli (May 17, 2008) | Wolf, blogs, journalism, blah blah blah I’m giving up smoking fuck you get pissed destroy (April 10, 2007) | Pickled brains, disembraining machines, and dead and imprisoned journalists (April 1, 2007) | Granddaughter Of Upside-Down Corpse Heils The Dawn Of A New Europe (January 10, 2007) | Cobwebs for the rich… (May 18, 2006)…

:::::: Gianfranco Sanguinetti ::::::

Italy TV bans Berlusconi film ad, BBC, August 28, 2009


“What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.” ~ Lord Byron (1788–1824)

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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